Mi Casa – Your Casa
Mi Casa, Your Casa is an interactive design intervention on the Sifly Piazza / High Museum of Art Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center. As part of a two-year initiative to activate the Sifly Piazza and engage the community in the vibrant campus of the Woodruff Arts Center designed by Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art unveiled an interactive design installation entitled Mi Casa-Your Casa, conceptualized and created by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Mi Casa-Your Casa is a site specific installation that will invite the community to actively participate in the life of the entire Woodruff Arts Center campus through recreation, social interaction, performances, and art-making activities. The installation features 40 three-dimensional open frames in the shape of a house, the houses form a blank canvas for community engagement and activity in a basic straight foreword form recognizable and relatable to all ages and cultures: the home, a simple metaphor of warmth and welcoming. Mi Casa-Your Casa is inspired by the lively street markets Mercados of Latin America where human connections are made every day. The chromatic quality of the object responds to the red color painted steel structures that house each merchant and to design intention of creating high contrast against the white purity of Richard Mier´s and Renzo Piano´s Architecture.